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Franco-Albertan Media

Since the beginning of the 20th century, Alberta's Francophone communities have been surrounded by popular culture that reflects a largely Anglophone perspective. In this environment, successful efforts ensure that there is a French influence and accessibility in media.

In the 1920s and 1930s, English radio and therefore English culture found its way into Francophone households. Broadcasting was in English and content reflected Anglophone values and interests.

Protestant and Anglophone factions resented the new stations and saw them as a threat to Anglicization of the province. Some Alberta politicians petitioned the CBC to remove bilingual and French programming. However, the service continued.

French newspapers in the province have an even longer history.


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